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71 Million Wiis Sold Worldwide

Posted by Zach Kaplan

Question mark block still full of coins

Though Nintendo's seeing its first profit decline in six years as we previously reported, their fiscal report isn't all bad news. Their home console hit a worldwide total of 70.93 million sales in its lifetime. Compare this to the 21.72 million units of GameCubes that sold before its time passed and just how big of a feat this is comes into focus.

According to GamesIndustry.biz, Nintendo admitted that its profit loss was due partially to their failure to release enough big titles in the first half of the year. Hopefully they'll learn from their lesson, and E3 is just around the corner. What suspense! How many more units can they sell?

[via gamesindustry.biz]

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User Comments (24)

Caliko

#2

Caliko said:

Nintendo needs to fix some of its flaws in the Wii department. I believe the Wii has TONS of potential but they need to enforce quality control.

Another good idea would be to implement Motionplus into EVERY new Wiimote. This will promote Motionplus compatibility with all developers and greatly increase the Wii's sales and lifespan.

motang

#3

motang said:

Wow...that's a lot! But too bad not many good games are selling on them. :(

ToastyYogurt

#11

ToastyYogurt said:

Sweet. If everyone in the world gets a Wii, we might see the next console sooner..... KEEP ON BUYING THOSE WIIS PEOPLE!!!!!

Wolfcoyote

#14

Wolfcoyote said:

It's very impressive considering they've been fighting against high-definition machines backed by a multi-billion dollar international consumer products conglomerate and an international software corporation with state, government and worldwide contracts (Sony and Microsoft). It's also ironic that attempts to compete in the high-tech race in the previous generation have nearly failed while taking the minimalist approach in the face of technologies such as the Blu-ray disc, 1080p, near-unrestricted collaboration between online gamers and massive internal capacities that we take for granted are classified as today's standards.

"Leave luck to Heaven" indeed.

DarkEdi

#18

DarkEdi said:

what is "wowza"? a big wow?

the wii will sell more because they release the wii sport resort with motion plus package in white and black wiis

DarkEdi

#19

DarkEdi said:

@17: you can´t put your wii downloads in other wii, better save that money.

StarDust4Ever

#22

StarDust4Ever said:

Nintendo sales will boost dramatically with the upcoming release of black Wii and Mario Galaxy 2. Nintendo will still be bringing home boatloads of profit for some time to come... ;)

Iggy

#23

Iggy said:

@21
Yea i knew that but i wanted him to figure out for himself. But then again if you remove the hard drive maybe u could do it by urself if ur smart with stuff like that.

Stuffgamer1

#24

Stuffgamer1 said:

The funny thing is, Mario isn't even actually under a ? block in that screenshot!:D

Oh, and yay for Wii sales. If only the SOFTWARE sold more...:P

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